A new SELA file has been added to CALPADS as of the 2014-2015 school year to collect Student Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) information.  The SELA file includes Student Language Acquisition information for students which was previously included in the SINF file.  The SELA file should be uploaded to CALPADS for the following situations:

  • Upon enrollment of a NEW student (brand new SSID) in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. (Student has no existing ELAS records in CALPADS.)
  • When a student has a valid change in their ELAS

To accommodate this new file, an import process has been added to Aeries to import student’s existing CALPADS Student Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) information.  The SELA Import process will import CALPADS data into two new Aeries Language fields. 

The data will then be evaluated when creating the Aeries SELA extract file.  Students with matching data in the new CALPADS fields and in Aeries will not be extracted.

Note:  The SELA Import should be run at the beginning of the school year before uploading the first SELA file for the year to CALPADS and periodically throughout the year.   This will ensure that all students in your database have the most recent CALPADS Student Language Acquisition Status (ELAS) information. 

The new fields are located on the Language form: ELAS Code (LAC.EAC) and ELAS Date (LAC.EAD).  These new fields are available as read only fields in the school and district in both Aeries Client and Aeries Web version.  They are informational only and can only be updated with the Import SELA process.

Refer to the following link for more information:  

CALPADS SELA Import Process